The truth is, we have a hard time imagining that you’d only ever hike five of Wisconsin’s gorgeous trails. The unparalleled beauty of Wisconsin deserved to be explored on foot, so lace up your hiking boots, and start with these five trails. We have a feeling that once you hike these, you’ll be hooked…and will be game for even more!
The creator of Writing Is Fun-damental is from Oconomowoc… no hiking trails but lakes, lakes and more lakes.
1. Doughboys’ Trail
The 1.7-mile long Doughboys’ Trail at Copper Falls State Park is easy enough for people of all skill levels. Enjoy two waterfalls, scenic overlooks, and the fresh smell of pine.
2. Devil’s Lake State Park Trail
How often do you get a chance to hike through areas created by 12,000-year-old glaciers? The trails at Devil’s Lake State Park are located just off the Ice Age Trail (which is 1,000 miles long!).
3. Witch’s Gulch
The two-mile loop trail at Witch’s Gulch takes you through a gorgeous slot canyon, where you’ll squeeze through some tight spots, and see some other-worldly scenery. Your trip starts with a boat ride – the only way to access this place.
4. The Badger State Trail
The Badger State Trail is a 40-mile-long rails to trails adventure that stretches from the Illinois-Wisconsin border all the way to Madison. The 1,200-foot tunnel is one of the most popular features.
5. Trails at Rib Mountain
Pick your favorite trail at Rib Mountain; you certainly won’t be disappointed! The views from the overlook are spectacular, and legend says that Paul Bunyan is buried on this mountain.